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Celebration of Philanthropy


Please plan to join us as we celebrate these wonderful individuals and groups.  They will be honored with a 2017 Leadership Award for their invaluable contributions to the world of philanthropy.

2017 Leadership Award Honorees

Outstanding Philanthropists: Ardie and Steve Evans
Outstanding Foundation: Fiesta Bowl Charities
Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Molly DeFilippis
Outstanding Fundraising Executive: Jodi Stoken,CFRE
Outstanding Students in Philanthropy: Arizona State University Fraternity & Sorority Life

*Please note there is still time to honor someone you know exemplifies the true "Spirit of Philanthropy" with a Spirit of Philanthropy Award.  Click here to download the submission form.

Wednesday, November 8
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Download invitation here.

Morning Education Sessions

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Building Donor Loyalty
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Massive Fundraising

Awards Luncheon
11:00 a.m. Registration
12 noon - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon


Adrian Sargeant, PhD  Jason R. Lee, JD

The day will also include two informative morning educational sessions with renowned expert, Adrian Sargeant, PhD, Professor of Fundraising and Director, Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, University of Plymouth. Also, do not miss a VIP Q & A with Adrian Sargeant and Jason R. Lee, JD, President and CEO, AFP International.

Building Donor Loyalty: Lessons From Research and the Very Best of Professional Practice
In this session we’ll explore why retention is such a huge issue for the nonprofit sector in the United States and review current patterns of performance. We’ll then outline what difference to strategy an approach based on donor lifetime value can offer, what we mean by the term, how to calculate it and how to implement change as a consequence. 

Massive Fundraising: How to Double, Triple or Quadruple Your Donated Income
Why do some organizations truly excel in their fundraising and others merely get by? In this session we'll explore the results of our study of organizations that have successfully doubled or tripled their donated income in a five year period or less. 

Luncheon only - $125
Education Sessions/Luncheon
- $150
Education Sessions only (member) - $75
Education Sessions only (nonmember) - $95
Luncheon table of 10
- $1250
*add education sessions for only $25 per person!



Consider being a sponsor of this wonderful event honoring Phoenix' best in philanthropy.  Please click here to download a 2017 Philanthropy Day Sponsor Commitment form.